Intel (INTC) has bought Israeli gesture recognition tech developer Omek Interactive. Geektime...

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Intel (INTC) has bought Israeli gesture recognition tech developer Omek Interactive. Geektime reports the price is $40M. Omek has developed Grasp, a short-range hand/finger-tracking solution (PC/mobile applications), and Beckon, a 1.5-3.5-meter body/gesture-tracking solution (living room applications). As far as commercialization goes, Omek is arguably playing catch-up to Leap Motion. Intel has a long track record of investing in, and sometimes buying, developers of technologies it thinks can drive demand for more powerful CPUs, and perhaps help build an ecosystem around them. (Apple/PrimeSense)